Chicago holiday shopping: Find a way to shop safe and local this season | Editorial

The coronavirus and its damage to the economy have left Chicago shoppers saying they intend to spend about 32% less this holiday season compared with last year.

But that’s still an average $1,053 of expected spending per household — for gifts, travel and entertainment — according to a new Deloitte Consulting survey. If spent with a touch more than the usual community spirit, it could go far in tiding over local businesses until the worst of the pandemic is behind us.

That’s our mantra for the day: Shop early and shop local.

Many local businesses received modest federal coronavirus relief aid months ago, but it was a one-time boost that has only marginally helped keep retailers afloat. Further aid from Washington is not expected any time soon, even as Illinois struggles with a second surge of the virus and public health officials warn that restrictions on businesses may be

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What you need to know and do to help your business

a person sitting at a table: Standard Ledger founder Remco Marcelis

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Standard Ledger founder Remco Marcelis

Every startup founder and business owner dreads running out of cash.

It’s always at the back of your mind, yet many people don’t know how to manage cashflow. 

I hear this all the time — even before the coronavirus — so here’s a Q&A covering what you need to know about cashflow and what you can do to stay on top of it. 


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What are the benefits of good cashflow management?

Aside from not running out of money, when you’re managing your cashflow well — with a strong forward view — you’ll be in a much better position to achieve your growth plans.

You’ll know what’s coming so you can be confident in seeking funding or taking the leap to expand or diversify, for example. 

Good cashflow management also means that when times are tough, like now for

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Business People On The Move for Nov. 9, 2020

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Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Palm Beach and Martin Counties recently welcomed two new staff members, Lori Caparco and Sarah Butler, and two new board members, Sandy Bailey and Kim Capen.

Caparco was an elementary schoolteacher for 12 years and was born and raised in New York. Butler is a licensed school psychologist and has worked in school districts in Delaware, Indiana, North Carolina and Florida. 

Bailey recently joined the Wealth Management Team at Morgan Stanley and volunteers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and School in Stuart.

Capen was publisher of Stuart Magazine for 15 years and has lived in Martin and St Lucie counties since 1962. The mission of BBBS is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.


EXUMA Biotech Corp., a clinical-stage biotechnology company discovering and developing Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-T cell

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Global Human Interferons Market 2020 Industry Manufacturing Size, Share, Business Insights, Key Challenges and Forecast Analysis by 2025

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Nov 08, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
The latest extensive, professional market study titled Global Human Interferons Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 firstly enfolds a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the global market, allowing everyone to understand different things without difficulties. The report contains all-inclusive information associated with the latest market data such as new ideas, market size, opportunity, growth path, and trends for the forecast period of 2020-2025. The report divides the global Human Interferons market into different segments of the global market based on product types, applications, key players, and leading regions. The research focuses on an in-depth competitive landscape, growth opportunities, market share coupled with product type and applications, key companies responsible for the production.

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Court of Master Somms Continues to Implode

Female Masters distance themselves as more male heads roll.

By Liza B. Zimmerman | Posted Monday, 09-Nov-2020

This has been a tumultuous week for the Napa-based Court of Master Sommeliers, the Americas (CMS, A), as the once well-respected association continues to unravel. The group’s former president Devon Broglie, the head buyer for Whole Foods, suspended just his title last Thursday and admitted to having had an inappropriate relationship. He was officially totally suspended from the group the next day.

Marie-Louise Friedland, a certified sommelier who is now in graduate school, went to The New York Times (NYT) with her story as she said she didn’t trust the Court to properly respond to her experience with Broglie. Friedland has held wine director positions at vaulted restaurants such as State Bird and Quince in San Francisco and was studying for her certified MS degree when Broglie became her mentor in Texas, where

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How to Move Your Business Online Quickly

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If you’ve found yourself with a floundering brick and mortar business, you might be asking, “Is it time to pivot to an online business model?” 

Truthfully, even if your physical location is thriving, there’s no reason to shy away from starting an online revenue stream. It’s nowhere near as intimidating, difficult or time-consuming as you may think. Plus, there’s no better way to exponentially increase your income and impact than by offering online services. 

In fact, these days, a strong online presence is imperative. Did you know that online sales increased by nearly 50 percent earlier this year? That means even people who haven’t been accustomed to shopping online are now getting very comfortable with it. And with the fate of millions of small businesses in question, why not take matters into your own hands? 


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How to find a niche for your side hustle, from a 6-figure entrepreneur

  • Amy Porterfield is a content creator who made more than $13 million in 2020 through three digital courses, according to a letter sent to BI from her accountant that summarized Porterfield’s income sources.
  • Before she became an entrepreneur, Porterfield worked as the director of content development for popular performance coach Tony Robbins, where she learned the powerful role of digital courses in business marketing.
  • Porterfield told Business Insider how she leveraged her corporate skillset to build a side hustle selling digital courses, and her advice on starting a business during the pandemic. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Many people leave the corporate world for the appeal of being their own boss — only to discover that the life of an entrepreneur means you often feel like you have not one, but several, bosses. 

That’s how Amy Porterfield, an online marketing expert and owner of a six-figure company, felt

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Exmouth port proposal could destroy ‘jewel of the crown’ of WA’s tourism industry, tour operators warn

Gascoyne Gateway, a company specialising in sustainable marine infrastructure, unveiled an ambitious proposal to build a ‘green port’ near Qualing Pool, south of Exmouth, last month.


The company has earmarked 50 hectares of land near Ingram Street for the proposal, which would feature a kilometre-long wharf to service the cruise, defence and resource industries.

It also plans to acquire land west of Minilya-Exmouth Road to build a solar farm and storage area to support the project, which would run on renewable energy.

The area falls outside of the Ningaloo Marine Park but within the Exmouth Gulf, which sustains a thriving commercial and recreational fishing, and ecotourism industries.

Tour operator Hal Paine, who has been running a kayaking and snorkelling business in Exmouth for 21 years, said the site was a well-known whale and dugong migration path and nursery.

Footage captured by conservation group Oceanwise Australia over two days at

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Global Highly Dispersible Silica Market 2020 Future Trend, Business Strategies, Revenue Value, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast by 2025

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Nov 08, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Highly Dispersible Silica Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 comprehensively describes the overall market by presenting actual market size and the forecast on the basis of historic data. The report is suitable for all the industry participants as it specializes in serving analysis of recent trend, competitive landscape of the global Highly Dispersible Silica market. The report explains the key parameters associated with the market. The report shows key regions and key countries which have a good market of Highly Dispersible Silica industry. The report highlights the upcoming factors, opportunities, and threats to the industry and further focuses on the wide range of applications, product types, etc.

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Bison plan for California’s Catalina Island stirs debate | St. Louis business news

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FILE – In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Riders herd bison during the annual bison roundup on Antelope Island in Utah. The nonprofit organization that owns a majority of California’s Santa Catalina Island plans to boost eco-tourism by adding bison to existing herds, recharging a debate over the environmental impacts of the shaggy beasts, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020

AVALON, Calif. (AP) — The nonprofit organization that owns a majority of California’s Santa Catalina Island plans to boost eco-tourism by adding more bison to existing herds, recharging a debate over the environmental impacts of the shaggy beasts.

The Catalina Island Conservancy said there has not been a bison calf born on the island in seven years and the herd size has dwindled to 100, The Los Angeles Times reports.

The conservancy board is working with the Laramie Foothills Bison Conservation Herd to bring

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